Text copied from OneNote pasted in Anytype pastes as image.png

Describe the bug
Copy-pasting text from MS OneNote results in image.png being pasted in Anytype instead of text on Mac

To Reproduce
Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. Open MS OneNote
  2. Select any text in any page and copy with Command+C
  3. Open Anytype and create new page
  4. Paste in the new page with Command+V

Expected behavior
Text is pasted with similar formatting as in OneNote

Actual behaviour
The text is pasted as image.png

System Information:

  • OS: MacOS 12.2.1 (21D62)
  • OneNote version: 16.58
  • Anytype Version: 0.24.0

Additional context
To workaround I have to copy-paste from OneNote to a text editor and then from there to Anytype which is a hassle.


I tried to replicate this on Windows 10 but I wasn’t able to paste it on AnyType and it even deletes the block (if it is empty). I’ve used the web version of OneNote.
before pasting
after pasting

What is shown if you select Show as embed?

I can replicate this. I’m using Windows 10, OneNote 2016, Anytype 0.24.0.
“image.png” is attached, instead of the actual text.

The “show as embed” option results in an image of the text being shown instead of the actual text. It’s basically a screenshot of the text.

I can confirm that copying the text from OneNote to another app (eg browser) and then copying from there to Anytype works correctly.

I confirm that “show as embedded” results in an image of text, which is really pointless as you cannot edit it.

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This is still happening but now I used MS Power Point (365, desktop app), it directly shows a image of text.